Build applications using Kinect for Windows SDK with Packt’s new Book and eBook

January 2013 | Enterprise

Packt brings to you Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide, a tutorial that explains the various features of Kinect for Windows SDK and also create sample applications. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 392 pages and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Author:

Abhijit Jana: Working with Microsoft as a .NET Consultant as part of Microsoft Services Global Delivery, India, he is a Former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), a speaker, an author, as well as an avid Technology Evangelist.

Kinect, a motion sensing input device that enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller. Kinect software development kit for Windows 7 will allow developers to write Kinecting apps in C++/CLI, C#, or Visual Basic .NET.

Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide covers all the essential areas of Kinect for Windows SDK v1.6 such as setting up a development environment, getting ready for troubleshooting tips with monitoring and notifying the sensor status change by automatically adjusting the sensor elevation angle.

This book lays emphasis on a detailed discussion of all the APIs that highlights various techniques of capturing data stream from Kinect sensor and leverage usages of color, depth and IR data in applications. Furthermore, readers will not only be able to develop applications using Multiple Kinects, but also design cross device application with Kinect process.

Some of the essential chapters covered in this book are:

Chapter 1: Understanding the Kinect Device

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Chapter 3: Starting to Build Kinect Applications

Chapter 4: Getting the Most out of Kinect Camera

Chapter 5: The Depth Data – Making Things Happen

Chapter 6: Human Skeleton Tracking

Chapter 7: Using Kinect's Microphone Array

Chapter 8: Speech Recognition

Chapter 9: Building Gesture-controlled Applications

Chapter 10: Developing Applications Using Multiple Kinects

Chapter 11: Putting Things Together

Packt publishing has also released and is due to publish other Windows titles:

WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities (published)

Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook (published)

All Windows are Published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google and SAP technologies.

Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide
Build motion-sensing applications with Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK quickly and easily

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